I am 'Foodicted' to seafood from my childhood. Fish meals were a regular affair in my family during Sundays. I remember my weekend as a day which always starts in a fish market. I accompany my dad every Sunday there, after-all it will be fascinating for a kid to see large varieties and huge quantities of fish in a single place. The authenticity of food at my hometown Madurai, an ancient city in the South Indian state of TamilNadu also contributed its part. The city even now has a fresh inflow of fishes from nearby coastal areas and rivers. Mom's magical cooking and the freshness sealed from the region never encouraged me to try seafood in restaurants.Things changed when I got married and started cooking on my own. With many failure attempts, recipe sharing experiences, exposure to different cuisines and potluck parties with friends of different cultures gave an insight about cooking. Slowly I started perceiving that food is not just a source of sustenance ,in addition it replicates the culture and authenticity of a community or region. In that way all the moms and grand-moms of every family are exotic chefs.